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The Pine Beach Fire Company is conducting our annual fund drive and you should have received the letter in the mail. There was an error at the printer we use and some return envelopes are addressed to Granville Fire Company in Pennsylvania. Please check your envelope before mailing. If you have the wrong envelope you may just drop off your donation at Borough Hall or put your donation in a plain envelope and address it to the Pine Beach Fire Co. P.O. Box 386 Pine Beach, N.J. We are very sorry for the mistake and have been in contact with the printer. Thank you all for your donations and continued support.

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School is here! Parents, please talk to your kids about safely getting on and off the bus! Likewise, if you are driving down the road, it is state law that you must STOP for a school bus with its lights and stop sign on.

We look forward to a safe and happy school year and also to see you all in October for Fire Prevention Week!

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Weather Notice:

BEACHWOOD OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

PREPARE and MONITOR...
Weather update on Hermine:
Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to affect the NJ area throughout the Labor Day weekend. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING continues for the New Jersey coastal counties (Monmouth to Cape May to Salem) There still remains some uncertainty with the track of Hermine Sunday through Monday, as the storm is expected to slow and meander which will, in turn, prolong the coastal and marine impacts.
The heaviest rain should occur Sunday 9/4 through Monday 9/5.
Winds along the coastal areas will be sustained between 35-40 mph with higher gusts mostly along the coastal areas. Strongest winds should occur Sunday into Monday. Winds inland will be significantly less at this time. The problem with high winds is usually trees and branches falling on power lines and blocking roads.
Concern is with the high tide Sat 9/3 10-11 pm and Sun 9/4 10-11 am causing coastal erosion along the coast. Tides are expected to be 8-10 feet above normal with some minor to moderate flooding along the back bay area as well.
RESIDENTS CAN PREPARE by:
- Having a supply of drinking water stored for everyone in your home in case the water supply in your area becomes compromised
- Have your storm drains cleaned out to facilitate the water flow
- Have your generators fueled up, checked and ready to go
- Secure any loose objects in your yard that could blow around during the gusting winds such as umbrellas, lawn furniture and decorations and pool toys
- Have enough non-perishable food stored and ready in the event power or other utilities such as natural gas become unavailable.
- Charge your cell phones in the event power or phone lines get knocked down
- Top off the fuel in your vehicle in the event that a power outage affects local gas pumps
- Check in with family, neighbors and friends to make sure they have taken adequate measures to prepare for the storm
- Have a backup plan in case you lose power or experience flooding and have to leave your home
NEVER ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER ……..
BOAT OWNERS should check their boat if tied up at a marine and ensure it is properly secured. Please evaluate and monitor the storm as well as the marina conditions to ensure the safety of your vessel.
Stay tuned to local news media as the storm continues through our area.

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Water rescues already. People. Don't be stupid. Do not put responders lives in jeopardy because you want to risk your own. One subject already realized today that he needs another hobby.

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Stay prepared, stay safe this weekend!

The latest from the National Weather Service.

.TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED...
- LAKEWOOD
- TOMS RIVER

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 25-35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: MODERATE
- THE WIND THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR STRONG
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 58 TO 73 MPH.
- TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON PROTECTING LIFE.
PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT WIND IMPACTS.
- NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO
ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY, OR IN SOME
CASES LOSS OF LIFE. REMAIN SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS
WIND SUBSIDES.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE UNFOLDING.
- THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL
STRENGTH, DURATION, AND EXPOSURE OF THE WIND AS EXPERIENCED
AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS.

* STORM SURGE
- NO STORM SURGE INUNDATION FORECAST

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
- THE STORM SURGE THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- SURF CONDITIONS MAY STILL BE ROUGH WITH SOME BEACH EROSION.
STRONGER THAN NORMAL RIP CURRENTS MAY ALSO BE PRESENT.
- EXERCISE DUE SAFETY.
- REVIEW YOUR SEASONAL PLAN AND ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT
STORM SURGE EVENT.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
- IF REALIZED, LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM STORM
SURGE FLOODING.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: 1-3 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM
THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A THREAT OF
FLOODING.
- BE SAFE AND REMAIN READY TO PROTECT AGAINST FLOODING RAIN
IMPACTS.
- IF FLOOD RELATED WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT, HEED
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED
- LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER
CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND DITCHES MAY
BECOME SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
- FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN
VULNERABLE SPOTS. RAPID PONDING OF WATER MAY OCCUR AT
UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME NEAR-FULL
AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES
ARE POSSIBLE.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- SITUATION IS UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
- THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR
TORNADOES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR.
- LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL
TORNADOES.
- ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
- LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI
Tropical Storm Watch in effect until 8:30 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
THIS PRODUCT COVERS NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND.

**TROPICAL STORM HERMINE WILL IMPACT THE REGION OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND
AND POSSIBLY INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MIDDLESEX

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MIDDLESEX
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
SUSSEX ...DELAWARE BEACHES ...WESTERN MONMOUTH ...EASTERN
MONMOUTH ...OCEAN ...ATLANTIC ...CAPE MAY ...ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE
MAY ...COASTAL ATLANTIC ...COASTAL OCEAN AND SOUTHEASTERN
BURLINGTON

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 670 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC CITY NJ OR ABOUT 620
MILES SOUTHWEST OF DOVER DE
- 31.9N 82.0W
- STORM INTENSITY 50 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTHEAST OR 40 DEGREES AT 18 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE IS CURRENTLY CENTERED OVER SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.
HERMINE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE CAROLINAS
ON SATURDAY AND OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST SATURDAY NIGHT. THE STORM
IS THEN EXPECTED TO SLOW DOWN OR STALL OFF THE DELMARVA AND NEW JERSEY
COASTS SUNDAY AND MONDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE AREA
DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE MID-
ATLANTIC COAST INCLUDING SOUTHERN DELAWARE AND COASTAL NEW JERSEY FROM
CAPE MAY TO SANDY HOOK. THIS WATCH ALSO INCLUDES COASTAL WATERS AND
THE LOWER DELAWARE BAY, AND NOW ALSO RARITAN BAY. SUSTAINED TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS INCLUDING
COASTAL WATERS AND TOWARD THE LOWER DELAWARE BAY. SOME TROPICAL STORM
FORCE GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE FARTHER INLAND.

HAZARDOUS SEAS AND DANGEROUSLY ROUGH SURF CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. A MODERATE
TO HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES DURING THIS
TIME.

MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AROUND THE TIMES OF
HIGH TIDE FROM LATE SATURDAY ONWARD. SOME LOCALIZED MAJOR COASTAL
FLOODING CAN NOT BE RULED OUT, ESPECIALLY IN THE BACK BAYS WHERE WATER
ACCUMULATES WITH EACH SUCCESSIVE HIGH TIDE. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE
COASTAL FLOODING WILL ULTIMATELY DEPEND ON THE PATH AND STRENGTH OF
THE STORM. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL.
SOME AREAS NEAR THE COAST IN DELAWARE AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY MAY
RECEIVE 4 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS, WHICH COULD LEAD TO
FLOODING.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* SURGE:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS COASTAL LOCATIONS OR AREAS PRONE TO TIDAL FLOODING, INCLUDING
THE BACK BAYS. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING
MAINLY ALONG IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS, OR IN
AREAS FARTHER INLAND NEAR WHERE HIGHER SURGE WATERS MOVE ASHORE.
- SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS COULD BECOME
OVERSPREAD WITH SURGE WATER. DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE IN PLACES WHERE SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
- MODERATE BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED. HEAVY SURF ALSO BREACHING
DUNES, MAINLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. STRONG RIP
CURRENTS ARE ANTICIPATED.
- MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS,
AND PIERS IS POSSIBLE. A FEW SMALL CRAFT MAY BE BROKEN AWAY
FROM MOORINGS.

THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR TIDAL FLOODING FARTHER UP THE DELAWARE
BAY AND DELAWARE RIVER. SEEMINGLY MINOR SHIFTS TO THE STORM TRACK
COULD LEAD TO CONSIDERABLE CHANGES TO THE COASTAL FLOODING
POTENTIAL. ELSEWHERE ACROSS NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN
PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND., LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* WIND:
PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS
NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHEAST
MARYLAND. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING IS LIKELY, ALONG WITH DAMAGE
TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS WILL
EXPERIENCE WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE HOMES
MAY BE DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT
OBJECTS COULD BECOME AIRBORNE.
- SEVERAL LARGE TREES MAY BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. SEVERAL FENCES
AND ROADWAY SIGNS COULD BE BLOWN OVER.
- SOME ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS. A FEW BRIDGES,
CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS ROUTES MAY BE IMPASSABLE.
- THERE COULD BE SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT
MORE PREVALENT IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS.
SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME SWOLLEN
AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
- FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN
VULNERABLE SPOTS. RAPID PONDING OF WATER MAY OCCUR AT
UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SEVERAL
STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO
OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND., LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO CHECK YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN AND TAKE NECESSARY
ACTIONS TO SECURE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. DELIBERATE EFFORTS SHOULD BE
UNDERWAY TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. ENSURE THAT YOUR EMERGENCY
SUPPLIES KIT IS STOCKED AND READY.

WHEN MAKING SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS DECISIONS, DO NOT FOCUS ON THE
EXACT FORECAST TRACK AS THERE ARE INHERENT FORECAST UNCERTAINTIES
WHICH MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

IF YOU LIVE IN A PLACE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO FLOODING, SUCH AS
NEAR THE OCEAN, IN A LOW LYING OR POOR DRAINAGE AREA, IN A VALLEY, OR
NEAR AN ALREADY SWOLLEN RIVER, PLAN TO MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER ON HIGHER
GROUND

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS
THAT ARE ISSUED. DO NOT NEEDLESSLY JEOPARDIZE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIVES
OF OTHERS.

WHEN SECURING YOUR PROPERTY, OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. THE ONSET OF
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN CAN CAUSE CERTAIN PREPAREDNESS
ACTIVITIES TO BECOME UNSAFE.

BE SURE TO LET FRIENDS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW OF YOUR
INTENTIONS AND WHEREABOUTS FOR SURVIVING THE STORM. FOR EMERGENCY
PURPOSES, HAVE SOMEONE LOCATED AWAY FROM THE THREATENED AREA SERVE AS
YOUR POINT OF CONTACT. SHARE VITAL CONTACT INFORMATION WITH OTHERS.
KEEP CELL PHONES HANDY AND WELL CHARGED.

VISITORS TO THE AREA SHOULD BECOME FAMILIAR WITH NEARBY SURROUNDINGS.
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH YOU ARE
LOCATED AND WHERE IT IS RELATIVE TO CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS. IF
STAYING AT A HOTEL, ASK THE MANAGEMENT STAFF ABOUT THEIR ONSITE
DISASTER PLAN. LISTEN FOR EVACUATION ORDERS, ESPECIALLY PERTAINING TO
AREA VISITORS.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE
FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
- FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ AROUND 6 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

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...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
- LAKEWOOD
- TOMS RIVER

* WIND
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
- PEAK WIND FORECAST: 25-35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: MODERATE
- THE WIND THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR STRONG
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 58 TO 73 MPH.
- TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON PROTECTING LIFE.
PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT WIND IMPACTS.
- NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO
ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY, OR IN SOME
CASES LOSS OF LIFE. REMAIN SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS
WIND SUBSIDES.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING
- POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE UNFOLDING.
- THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL
STRENGTH, DURATION, AND EXPOSURE OF THE WIND AS EXPERIENCED
AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS.

* STORM SURGE
- NO STORM SURGE INUNDATION FORECAST

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
- THE STORM SURGE THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- SURF CONDITIONS MAY STILL BE ROUGH WITH SOME BEACH EROSION.
STRONGER THAN NORMAL RIP CURRENTS MAY ALSO BE PRESENT.
- EXERCISE DUE SAFETY.
- REVIEW YOUR SEASONAL PLAN AND ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT
STORM SURGE EVENT.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
- IF REALIZED, LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM STORM
SURGE FLOODING.

* FLOODING RAIN
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: 1-3 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
- THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM
THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A THREAT OF
FLOODING.
- BE SAFE AND REMAIN READY TO PROTECT AGAINST FLOODING RAIN
IMPACTS.
- IF FLOOD RELATED WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT, HEED
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED
- LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER
CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND DITCHES MAY
BECOME SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
- FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN
VULNERABLE SPOTS. RAPID PONDING OF WATER MAY OCCUR AT
UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME NEAR-FULL
AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES
ARE POSSIBLE.

* TORNADO
- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
- SITUATION IS UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
- THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
- EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR
TORNADOES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR.
- LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL
TORNADOES.
- ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
- LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI
Tropical Storm Watch in effect until 8:30 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
THIS PRODUCT COVERS NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND.

**TROPICAL STORM HERMINE WILL IMPACT THE REGION OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND
AND POSSIBLY INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MIDDLESEX

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MIDDLESEX
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
SUSSEX ...DELAWARE BEACHES ...WESTERN MONMOUTH ...EASTERN
MONMOUTH ...OCEAN ...ATLANTIC ...CAPE MAY ...ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE
MAY ...COASTAL ATLANTIC ...COASTAL OCEAN AND SOUTHEASTERN
BURLINGTON

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 670 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTIC CITY NJ OR ABOUT 620
MILES SOUTHWEST OF DOVER DE
- 31.9N 82.0W
- STORM INTENSITY 50 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTHEAST OR 40 DEGREES AT 18 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

TROPICAL STORM HERMINE IS CURRENTLY CENTERED OVER SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.
HERMINE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE CAROLINAS
ON SATURDAY AND OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST SATURDAY NIGHT. THE STORM
IS THEN EXPECTED TO SLOW DOWN OR STALL OFF THE DELMARVA AND NEW JERSEY
COASTS SUNDAY AND MONDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE AREA
DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE MID-
ATLANTIC COAST INCLUDING SOUTHERN DELAWARE AND COASTAL NEW JERSEY FROM
CAPE MAY TO SANDY HOOK. THIS WATCH ALSO INCLUDES COASTAL WATERS AND
THE LOWER DELAWARE BAY, AND NOW ALSO RARITAN BAY. SUSTAINED TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS INCLUDING
COASTAL WATERS AND TOWARD THE LOWER DELAWARE BAY. SOME TROPICAL STORM
FORCE GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE FARTHER INLAND.

HAZARDOUS SEAS AND DANGEROUSLY ROUGH SURF CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. A MODERATE
TO HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES DURING THIS
TIME.

MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AROUND THE TIMES OF
HIGH TIDE FROM LATE SATURDAY ONWARD. SOME LOCALIZED MAJOR COASTAL
FLOODING CAN NOT BE RULED OUT, ESPECIALLY IN THE BACK BAYS WHERE WATER
ACCUMULATES WITH EACH SUCCESSIVE HIGH TIDE. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE
COASTAL FLOODING WILL ULTIMATELY DEPEND ON THE PATH AND STRENGTH OF
THE STORM. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL.
SOME AREAS NEAR THE COAST IN DELAWARE AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY MAY
RECEIVE 4 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS, WHICH COULD LEAD TO
FLOODING.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* SURGE:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS COASTAL LOCATIONS OR AREAS PRONE TO TIDAL FLOODING, INCLUDING
THE BACK BAYS. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING
MAINLY ALONG IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS, OR IN
AREAS FARTHER INLAND NEAR WHERE HIGHER SURGE WATERS MOVE ASHORE.
- SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS COULD BECOME
OVERSPREAD WITH SURGE WATER. DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE IN PLACES WHERE SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
- MODERATE BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED. HEAVY SURF ALSO BREACHING
DUNES, MAINLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. STRONG RIP
CURRENTS ARE ANTICIPATED.
- MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS,
AND PIERS IS POSSIBLE. A FEW SMALL CRAFT MAY BE BROKEN AWAY
FROM MOORINGS.

THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR TIDAL FLOODING FARTHER UP THE DELAWARE
BAY AND DELAWARE RIVER. SEEMINGLY MINOR SHIFTS TO THE STORM TRACK
COULD LEAD TO CONSIDERABLE CHANGES TO THE COASTAL FLOODING
POTENTIAL. ELSEWHERE ACROSS NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN
PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND., LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* WIND:
PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS
NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHEAST
MARYLAND. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:
- SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING IS LIKELY, ALONG WITH DAMAGE
TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS WILL
EXPERIENCE WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE HOMES
MAY BE DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT
OBJECTS COULD BECOME AIRBORNE.
- SEVERAL LARGE TREES MAY BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. SEVERAL FENCES
AND ROADWAY SIGNS COULD BE BLOWN OVER.
- SOME ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS. A FEW BRIDGES,
CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS ROUTES MAY BE IMPASSABLE.
- THERE COULD BE SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT
MORE PREVALENT IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS.
SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME SWOLLEN
AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
- FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN
VULNERABLE SPOTS. RAPID PONDING OF WATER MAY OCCUR AT
UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SEVERAL
STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO
OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS NEW JERSEY ...DELAWARE ...SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND., LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO CHECK YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN AND TAKE NECESSARY
ACTIONS TO SECURE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. DELIBERATE EFFORTS SHOULD BE
UNDERWAY TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. ENSURE THAT YOUR EMERGENCY
SUPPLIES KIT IS STOCKED AND READY.

WHEN MAKING SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS DECISIONS, DO NOT FOCUS ON THE
EXACT FORECAST TRACK AS THERE ARE INHERENT FORECAST UNCERTAINTIES
WHICH MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

IF YOU LIVE IN A PLACE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO FLOODING, SUCH AS
NEAR THE OCEAN, IN A LOW LYING OR POOR DRAINAGE AREA, IN A VALLEY, OR
NEAR AN ALREADY SWOLLEN RIVER, PLAN TO MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER ON HIGHER
GROUND

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS
THAT ARE ISSUED. DO NOT NEEDLESSLY JEOPARDIZE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIVES
OF OTHERS.

WHEN SECURING YOUR PROPERTY, OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. THE ONSET OF
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN CAN CAUSE CERTAIN PREPAREDNESS
ACTIVITIES TO BECOME UNSAFE.

BE SURE TO LET FRIENDS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW OF YOUR
INTENTIONS AND WHEREABOUTS FOR SURVIVING THE STORM. FOR EMERGENCY
PURPOSES, HAVE SOMEONE LOCATED AWAY FROM THE THREATENED AREA SERVE AS
YOUR POINT OF CONTACT. SHARE VITAL CONTACT INFORMATION WITH OTHERS.
KEEP CELL PHONES HANDY AND WELL CHARGED.

VISITORS TO THE AREA SHOULD BECOME FAMILIAR WITH NEARBY SURROUNDINGS.
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH YOU ARE
LOCATED AND WHERE IT IS RELATIVE TO CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS. IF
STAYING AT A HOTEL, ASK THE MANAGEMENT STAFF ABOUT THEIR ONSITE
DISASTER PLAN. LISTEN FOR EVACUATION ORDERS, ESPECIALLY PERTAINING TO
AREA VISITORS.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE
FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
- FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ AROUND 6 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

ACCUWEATHER APPS

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